The City and the University of Alberta (U of A) are teaming up through the Grand Challenge to approach complex issues by leveraging social innovation through research, data collection and analysis, applied to policy development and amendments, and program development and delivery.

    The City is one part of Edmonton's innovative ecosystem. We are committed to building relationships and collaborating with partners, like the U of A, to activate opportunities to innovate to create a sustainable future and improve how Edmontonians experience City services.

    The Grand Challenge connects researchers, students and community partners with City teams who will work together to tackle deeply rooted issues that impact the sustainability of our cities including health, regional prosperity, climate resiliency, and urban places in Edmonton.